PM: Vaccination Policy Helps Cambodia’s Tourism’s Recovery

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on Thursday underlined that the government’s successful vaccination campaign leading to the strong herd immunity and reopening of the country has helped Cambodia’s tourism sector recovery.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen said in his pre-recorded welcome message to the opening ceremony of the 5th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Tourism Ministers Meeting and the 6th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam (CLMV) Tourism Ministers Meeting in Siem Reap province that vaccines have built herd immunity in Cambodia that has allowed the country to reopen its borders with confidence since late 2021.

“Thanks to the adoption of the vaccination policy as the key, together with the effectiveness of the implementation of the Roadmap for Cambodia Tourism Promotion and Recovery Plan during and Post COVID-19 2020-2025, Cambodia has received an increasing arrival of international tourists while the number of internal tourists is also rising,” he stressed.

Cambodia welcomed 1.24 million international visitors in the first nine months of 2022, up 861 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism’s latest report.

In the pre-pandemic era, the country registered 6.6 million international tourists in 2019, generating US$4.92 billion in revenue.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press